Arjan Wolfswinkel

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Arjan Wolfswinkel (1973) received his first organ lessons from Floor van Rijn at the age of 14. Before that, he trained as a percussionist. At the age of 17, he received his first appointment as the organist of the former Dutch Reformed Church in Katwijk, where the late Nico de Raad was a member. Although he never officially took lessons from De Raad, Arjan learned a lot about church music from him through his valuable advice.

Arjan continued his organ studies for several years with Sjaak van Duijn and later with Dick van Rijn, focusing on interpretation, among other things. Over the years, Arjan participated in masterclasses given by prominent organists.

Currently, Arjan is studying Choral Conducting and Organ with Peter Eilander. He took piano lessons from Janny van den Bosch. Since 2002, Arjan has been the organist of the Dorpskerk in Katwijk aan den Rijn. As of January 1, 2017, he received his appointment as the organist of the Oude or Andreaskerk in his hometown. Additionally, since 1999, Arjan has been the organist at the Salem nursing home in Katwijk.

Recently, he became the conductor of the men's choir "David" in Lisse. He is also the musical leader of the Katwijk men's duo "Jizráhja." Arjan is frequently asked to accompany choirs and soloists, collaborating with groups such as the Royal Air Force Male Choir, the Christian Residentie Male Choir, and the Christian Kampen Male Choir “United Through Harmony.”

Arjan is active as a composer and arranger for various ensembles. Additionally, he organizes and performs concerts on a modest scale. For instance, in the summer of 2018, he gave a concert by invitation in the Moselle Valley, Germany.

Finally, Arjan is the presenter of the program Orgelklanken on the local broadcaster RTV Katwijk.